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Hydrocodone allergy. Please help me find a substitute?

Hydrocodone allergy. Please help me find a substitute?

Try anti-inflamatory: Pain medicine is tricky. That's why there are pain management specialists. There is controversy over the effectiveness and side effects of Darvon if it is still on the market where you are. Sometimes drugs like motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, or even Aspirin are more effective than you would think. There are side effects to taking too much of these like stomach and kidney issues. Questions, ask dr. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

Opiate allergy: True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone allergies--how do they happen?

Peripheral effects: There are several mechanisms, one a true ige allergy to hydrocodone causing an immediate anapylactoid and or anyphlactic response due to mast cell mediation. More commonly the conversion of the hydrocodone to norhydrocodone or hydromorphone causing histamine release by binding to peripheral opioid receptors can cause an allergic like symptomatology or pruritic reaction. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more

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Please answer! Could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Please answer! Could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Unliky: Quite unliky- if you have developed allergic symptoms after taking the medication for a long period of time it is more likely you are allergic to an inert binder in the pill. There are many generic manufactures of hydrocodone preparations and you may have an allergy to a specific company's product. ...Read more

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Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?

Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?

No: If they truly had anaphylaxis to codeine, almost any other opiate will do the same thing, because they are all chemically closely related and are metabolized to Codeine and morphine, which is actually the active product that reduces pain. There are non-opiate medications (opioids) like meperidine, fentanyl, Methadone and others that are different and should not cause reactions. ...Read more

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I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith

I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith

Intolerance: Since no description on the reactions or time of onset after taking these pills, it is difficult to tell. However, allergy to these drugs are rare if happen at all. Most adverse reactions are intolerance instead of allergic to these types of drugs. Perhaps a lower dose can be tolerated but you need to talk to your doctor before taking them again. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more

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If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash, it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more

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Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

None interact with: Injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone the best pain medicine for seniors?

Hydrocodone: There is no such thing as "the best medicine". Medications are always selected by doctors based on their evaluation and assessment of the problem. Medication treatment is then tailored to this. Also doctors will dose according to the end they want to have. ...Read more

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Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Yes: Drugs tests look for 2 essential chemicals when they look for opiates - Codeine and morphine, which are similar compounds and they are both converted into each other. Hydrocodone is metabolized into Codeine which is then transformed by acetylation to morphine. These are the final common pathway products for most, but not all, opiates. Oxycodone produces relatively little, is has separate test. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone show up as anything other than hydrocodone on a preliminary drug screening?

Yes: All opiates, natural and semi-synthetic are ultimately metabolized to Codeine and morphine, and depending on when a person is tested, they may find hydrocodone, Codeine and morphine, or just hydrocodone, or just Codeine or just morphine. There are also genetic differences in how we metabolize these drugs, and those may factor in as well. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone Allergy (Definition)

True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more